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Arrest Made in Carjacking and Kidnapping on UCLA Campus

A man accused of an Oct. 3 kidnapping and carjacking on the UCLA campus was arrested Thursday in Santa Monica.

Jason Levi Garza, 42, was taken into custody about 1 p.m. following a traffic stop near his home, according to the campus police department.

The victim, a man who was not affiliated with the school, was abducted about 5:30 a.m. near the Center for Health Sciences building and held for about four hours before being released unharmed, police said.

Police recovered the victim's carjacked vehicle, a 2007 Subaru Impreza, earlier this week.

"The excellent investigation by the men and women of our department led to evidence that provided leads in making this arrest possible and our community safer," said Manny Garza, interim chief of the UCLA police force.

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